08 must-visit cities for art lovers

Love art and love to travel? Don't be afraid to combine both interests on trips.

Paris, France

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If you love art, Paris is the first place on the list to go. The city has so many the largest and oldest museums. Built in the early 12th century, Louver Palace once belonged to the royal family but from the late 1700s it has become a museum displaying about 35 thousand artifacts. It also houses the most valuable works in the world, such as Mona Lisa of artist Leonardo da Vinci.

Another place to visit is the Musée d'Orsay gallery. Here you can find the largest set of impressionism and post-impressionism. This national collection contains works from 1848 to 1914, with works of Van Gogh, Degas, Cézanne, Gauguin and many others.

For contemporary art, don’t skip the Modus Art Gallery, which displays eclectic collections. Other contemporary studios can be named Yvon Lambert, Galerie Xippas, and La Maison Rouge. The Belleville area of street art and graffiti paintings is also an interesting destination in Paris.

New York, USA

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It is home to some of the world's most famous museums, such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York. In addition to well-known addresses, you can find hippi galleries such as Chelsea, SoHo, Tribeca and the Lower East Side.

Berlin, Germany

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Berlin is one of the cities where art can be found anywhere. This is where the urban scene changes, with each new art street seeming to spring up every night and old pieces are immediately replaced or covered with more attractive things. The most famous part of the city is probably Friedrichshain-Kreuzberg district where part of the historic Berlin wall is used as the longest open gallery in the world.

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If street art is not your favorite, Berlin has a lot of other galleries and museums. There is even an island in the middle of the city called Museum Island where there are 5 famous world’s museums. You can find masterpieces of Monet, Renoir and Manet at the Alte Nationalgalerie; ancient Egyptian art at the Neues Museum and Etruscan art collection at the Altes Museum.

Miami, USA

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It is home to the Art Basel - one of the most prestigious international art fairs in the world. The vibrancy of art in Miami can make any artist go crazy. Wynwood is where you can find more than 30 contemporary art spaces or perform an art tour with Wynwood Art Walk. Perez Museum of Art is also a place not to be missed for those who love modern and contemporary art.

Florence, Italy

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If renaissance art is your favorite, Florence is a attractive place for you to explore the huge collection of the Medici family at Uffizi featuring many masterpieces of Michelangelo, Giotto, Botticelli and Da Vinci. To complete the renaissance tour, visit the Accademia Gallery to see Michelangelo's famous sculpture David.

Barcelona, Spain

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Barcelona is a must-visit for art lovers, as it is home to the Picasso Museum, one of the largest collections of works by this great artist. In addition, Barcelona has other large collections of Romanesque, Gothic, and Baroque at the National Art Museum.

London, England

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You can find Van Gogh's classic paintings at the National Gallery, modern masterpieces of Picasso, Hockney and Warhol at Tate Modern or at the Saatchi Gallery. In Shoreditch, an inner district that houses the most impressive street artworks. You can also take part in a Alternative London Walking tour that the guides are artists and street creators.

Chicago, USA

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While Chicago is home to galleries such as the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Chicago Art Institute, you should still spend time looking for other art spaces.

While strolling around the trade center - The Loop, you'll find many public artworks such as Anish Kapoor's "Cloud Gate" at Millennium Park or a sculpture by Pablo Picasso - Chicago's first public artwork was installed in 1967.

By: Judith Edwards

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